The Government today launched new guidance for senior business leaders on tackling “the growing cyber threats to their companies”. The BIS press release is here. Excerpt:
“Currently, too few company chief executives and chairs take a direct interest in protecting their businesses from cyber threats. So now, for the first time, the Government and intelligence agencies are directly targeting the most senior levels in the UK’s largest companies and providing them with advice on how to safeguard their most valuable assets, such as personal data, online services and intellectual property.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said:
“Cyber security threats pose a real and significant risk to UK business by targeting valuable assets such as data and intellectual property. By properly protecting themselves against attacks companies are protecting their bottom line. Ensuring this happens should be the responsibility of any chief executive or chair as part of an approach to good corporate governance which secures a business for the long-term.””
Cyber Security Guidance for Business can be read here.
See also: Break a wall of silence on cyber attacks – Financial Times, 25 January 2013